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My daughter has autism and has difficulty communicating

shelby3shelby3 Posts: 5Member Listener
edited February 18 in Autism and Aspergers
Hello, I'm a mother of 3 beautiful girls, 21yr, 2yr an 9mth. My 2 yr old is autistic and finds things frustrating as she isn't talking an has difficulty communicating. She has a beautiful nature and is content in her own world. 
Looking forward to chatting with the community

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  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @shelby3 

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I'll move you over to the Autism and Aspergers forum
     @NicolaLatheySLT and @Jack_W may be able to support you with this too.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • Beverley_ScopeBeverley_Scope Posts: 80Navigate Pioneering
    Hi @shelby3

    There are many different ways children can communicate their wants and needs.  It is a case of trial and error and finding what is suitable for your daughter, for instance using objects, photos, symbols or electronic communication.

    Can I ask when your daughter was diagnosed, as if it was in the past 12 months you could access the Scope Navigate service.

    Navigate provides a six week programme of online and telephone support to parents who have a child going through diagnosis, or who have a child who has recently been diagnosed with a disability.  The aim is to provide parents with emotional and practical support that will help them build resilience as they start their journey as a parent of a child with a disability or impairment.

    If you feel the service is for you the link below will guide you to the online referral form:

    http://scope.org.uk/navigate
    Also our phone lines are open from 9am - 8pm Monday - Saturday and 9am - 12pm on a Saturday.

    You may also like to visit the National autistic Society web page which may be of help.

    https://www.autism.org.uk/

    Or the website for I CAN which focuses on communication.

    https://www.ican.org.uk/how-we-support-children/

    Hope this helps, and we look forward to hearing from you if you feel our Navigate service will be of a benefit to you.
     
    Beverley
    Beverley Davies
    Parent Advisor
    Navigate
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